Ox Econ 101

Where no oxen are, the grain crib is empty, but much increase [of crops] comes by the strength of the ox. (Book of Proverbs, Chapter 14, Verse 4, Amplified Version)

Lord grant me at least one good ox for starters. Then grant me a team of oxen. And then a herd! Then we can put the entire herd in orbit. I will have the first herd shot round the world (credits to anonymous)! This will be a fantastic platform to get the Word out.

I have often pondered the application of this proverb in my life and in a non-agrarian context in general. It is now clear. The ox is the worker.

The fundamental principle of Ox Econ 101 is that oxen must help produce more food than they consume, así de sincillo.

Lord, I need help in finding the right oxen. I am looking for some on Elance. The last one I tried pooped in the corn crib. Cleaning up the mess cost me some precious time. At least the critter didn’t take any fodder with him.

So I need some of your help on this, Lord.